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Ken Burns Ends War Film Trilogy With 'Vietnam'

Ken Burns Ends War Film Trilogy With 'Vietnam'

May 16
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Ken Burns started his documentary journey through American wars with his award-winning examination of the Civil War. Now, Burns is ending his film trilogy with one that many living Americans can remember well.

Women Volunteers Build Affordable Housing In Logan Heights

Women Volunteers Build Affordable Housing In Logan Heights

May 12
By Ebone Monet

Hundreds of women volunteers are wielding hammers and sawing wood in Logan Heights this week, in a $3 million project to help relieve San Diego’s affordable housing shortage.

Parents: Think Vouchers Would Be A Ticket To San Diego's Top School...

Parents: Think Vouchers Would Be A Ticket To San Diego's Top Schools? Think Again

May 11
By Megan Burks

Most private schools — the ones with impressive alumni and long waiting lists — will not accept school vouchers. And parochial schools hurting for students are wary, too.

San Diego Arts Supporters Protest Proposed Funding Cuts

San Diego Arts Supporters Protest Proposed Funding Cuts

May 8
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service, KPBS News

San Diego arts organizations gathered outside the City Council chambers to protest proposed funding cuts in the city budget. The cuts total $4.7 million and represent one of the largest cuts to any department.

California Supreme Court Tackles Seawalls, Sea Level Rise

California Supreme Court Tackles Seawalls, Sea Level Rise

May 4
By Alison St John

The California Supreme Court will hear arguments Thursday in a case that confronts the question of how California will ultimately deal with rising sea levels: Will there be extensive “armoring” of the coast line, or will the state adopt a policy of “managed retreat?”

Delicate Vernal Pools Restored In San Diego County

Delicate Vernal Pools Restored In San Diego County

May 2
By Erik Anderson

Ecologists are rehabilitating delicate habitat in San Diego’s Proctor Valley that is home to some of California’s most delicate plant and animal species.

Painters From Across US Descend Upon San Diego For "Woodstock Of Ou...

Painters From Across US Descend Upon San Diego For "Woodstock Of Outdoor Painting"

April 28
By Ebone Monet, KPBS

Dubbed the “Woodstock of outdoor painting,” PleinAir Magazine’s 6th Annual Convention and Expo was held this week in San Diego.

Some Homeless Policies Need Updating, Says San Diego Councilman

Some Homeless Policies Need Updating, Says San Diego Councilman

April 28
By Susan Murphy

Policies tied to homelessness will soon be reviewed by a new San Diego City Council committee devoted to the growing crisis. Councilman Chris Ward plans to take an active role.

San Diego County Building Permits Down

San Diego County Building Permits Down

April 27
By Alison St John

The number of building permits issued in San Diego County in the first quarter of this year could suggest a slowdown in construction of new homes.

San Diegans Join Global March For Science

San Diegans Join Global March For Science

April 22
By David Wagner

The local event, which coincided with marches around the world, was pitched as a nonpartisan demonstration in support of science and against its increasing politicization.

'2017 Salute to Veterans' Tour Offers San Diego Public Rides on WWI...

'2017 Salute to Veterans' Tour Offers San Diego Public Rides on WWII B-17 Bomber

April 20
By Ebone Monet

A salute to veterans will soar over San Diego County this weekend with flights on board a restored Boeing B-17. Military fans and visitors will have a chance to experience a World War II icon, on display at Gillespie Field Airport on Saturday and Sunday.

What Learning Looks Like: The Art And Science Of Classroom Transitions

What Learning Looks Like: The Art And Science Of Classroom Transitions

April 20
By Megan Burks

When young children do not follow demands, it is not because they are ignoring you or choosing to misbehave. It is because they lack something called "cognitive flexibility."

Pendleton Marines Storm Beach In Coordinated Exercise

Pendleton Marines Storm Beach In Coordinated Exercise

April 13
By Steve Walsh

The Navy's amphibious ships USS America and USS San Diego are part of a massive exercise at a time when Pentagon leaders question whether the U.S. is spending enough on readiness.

San Diego Promise Makes College Dream Come True For Working Mom

San Diego Promise Makes College Dream Come True For Working Mom

April 13
By Ebone Monet

A pilot program from the San Diego Community College District gives students a jump start on life. District leaders say this is not just free tuition at work, but a network of support that gives people who do not have the means to pay for higher education a chance to go to college.

Bill Targets Sex Trafficking In California

Bill Targets Sex Trafficking In California

April 12
By Erik Anderson

A state lawmaker from San Diego wants to give prosecutors more tools to fight sex trafficking.